It’s almost over.
Each day there are fewer pages left to complete in their workbooks.
They’re finishing the last stories in their readers.
End-of-the-year tests fill their schedule over the next few days.
Next week we’ll be wrapping up our second year of homeschooling. This is always a bittersweet time of year for me as the excitement over completing another school year mixes with the realization that our girls are moving up another grade.
They’ve both become more independent in their work this year, needing my guidance in their school work a bit less, staying on task a bit more.
It’s fun to see how much they’ve learned this year. It’s scary that the history they’ve been studying in the last few weeks are events that I’ve lived through.
I’ve not regretted this homeschooling journey for a minute. How long we’re called to do this, I don’t know, but the extra time with our daughters, the flexibility in our schedule, the slower pace of life have been blessings in this season.
So today I’m celebrating another school year being over and a summer calling us forward, while taking a moment to savor the memories that the last nine months have brought us.